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ctdctd
12th June 2015, 17:28
My new years resolution was to cycle to the new salt mines - only 3 miles or so mainly along a cycle track which is un-metalled. Sort of compacted gravel and chippings.

Regular cheapy mountain bike.

I have had two punctures so far :throw::tantrum::bang:

Please advise how to stop this happening.

That is all...

Bacchus
12th June 2015, 17:30
Please advise how to stop this happening.


Walk.

TykeMerc
12th June 2015, 17:30
My new years resolution was to cycle to the new salt mines - only 3 miles or so mainly along a cycle track which is un-metalled. Sort of compacted gravel and chippings.

Regular cheapy mountain bike.

I have had two punctures so far :throw::tantrum::bang:

Please advise how to stop this happening.

That is all...

Stop cycling to the new salt mine, that should do it.

mudskipper
12th June 2015, 17:47
Kevlar tyres. You're less likely to get punctures if you pump 'em up hard, but might be a bit less comfortable off road.

Or, according to they guy at the car place, you can line your tyres with bits of cut up car seatbelt for the same effect.

ctdctd
12th June 2015, 18:00
TykeMerc is sounding like the best suggestion but I'm signed up to September :mad:

Muddy, I think I need to keep the seatbelts in the car. Does Kevlar really work now? I was never impressed with it in my proper cycling days.

What do Brillo or Dallas use - the properly mad cycling posters?

mudskipper
12th June 2015, 18:06
TykeMerc is sounding like the best suggestion but I'm signed up to September :mad:

Muddy, I think I need to keep the seatbelts in the car. Does Kevlar really work now? I was never impressed with it in my proper cycling days.

What do Brillo or Dallas use - the properly mad cycling posters?

I got these (http://www.wiggle.co.uk/schwalbe-black-jack-all-terrain-rigid-mtb-tyre/?sku=5360393977) for my mountain bike and went from having punctures every time I used it to none at all (although admittedly I've only done a few hundred miles on it since I changed them). And they're dirt cheap now, so got to be worth a try. And you get free Haribo!

greenlake
12th June 2015, 18:59
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v9SWIsY8rzQ

Corporate site - Home (http://www.energyreturnwheel.com/)

ctdctd
12th June 2015, 19:20
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v9SWIsY8rzQ

Corporate site - Home (http://www.energyreturnwheel.com/)

How much ! Oh, hang on, I'm a contractor, ordered :happy

northernladuk
12th June 2015, 19:52
How much ! Oh, hang on, I'm a contractor, ordered :happy

And you can claim through cycle to work scheme!

FatLazyContractor
12th June 2015, 19:54
And you can claim through cycle to work scheme!

What? Where? How?

Does he work in the mines? Is he Welsh? ....

ctdctd
12th June 2015, 19:55
And you can claim through cycle to work scheme!

Boomed oh, hang on, that's what the current tyre has just done!

expat
12th June 2015, 20:41
My new years resolution was to cycle to the new salt mines - only 3 miles or so mainly along a cycle track which is un-metalled. Sort of compacted gravel and chippings.

Regular cheapy mountain bike.

I have had two punctures so far :throw::tantrum::bang:

Please advise how to stop this happening.

That is all...What is causing the punctures?

I used to cycle along beside some thorny hedges and fallen thorns kept puncturing my tyres. My bike shop just sprayed in some of that puncture repair stuff and it worked a treat: I'd get a thorn in the tyre, stop, pull it out, it would hiss for less than a second, and then I could ride on. Much of the time I didn't even need to pump it up later. Magic. And cheap.

ctdctd
14th June 2015, 12:49
What is causing the punctures?

I used to cycle along beside some thorny hedges and fallen thorns kept puncturing my tyres. My bike shop just sprayed in some of that puncture repair stuff and it worked a treat: I'd get a thorn in the tyre, stop, pull it out, it would hiss for less than a second, and then I could ride on. Much of the time I didn't even need to pump it up later. Magic. And cheap.

1st one was a sharp shard of stone, 2nd was a thorn which punctured both sides of the tube.

(Don't ask me how I found that out but fix and hisssssssssssssss might have been involved :mad )

Will get some gunk and/or a kevlar tyre next time I go past a suitable bicycle emporium.

mudskipper
14th June 2015, 12:56
1st one was a sharp shard of stone, 2nd was a thorn which punctured both sides of the tube.

(Don't ask me how I found that out but fix and hisssssssssssssss might have been involved :mad )

Will get some gunk and/or a kevlar tyre next time I go past a suitable bicycle emporium.


No need to venture out - wiggle is as cheap as most places, deliver for free and give you free Haribo! What's not to like?

They have a refer a friend scheme where you get free sunglasses, and the referrer gets 10% of your order value (you do want a new 2K bike as well, don't you?)

If you want, PM me your email address and I'll happily refer you - the sunglasses aren't bad, had a set that lasted a few years.

Edit: looks like the refer a friend is only for orders > £50, but wiggle are good anyway!

BrilloPad
14th June 2015, 13:25
TykeMerc is sounding like the best suggestion but I'm signed up to September :mad:

Muddy, I think I need to keep the seatbelts in the car. Does Kevlar really work now? I was never impressed with it in my proper cycling days.

What do Brillo or Dallas use - the properly mad cycling posters?

Dallas is a wimp. Only ever done a single IM. And now rows only.

Any puncture proof tyres are fine. JUst go to your local bike shop.

BrilloPad
14th June 2015, 13:26
No need to venture out - wiggle is as cheap as most places, deliver for free and give you free Haribo! What's not to like?


I never get involved in manual labour. If one is between butlers then best to get the bike shop to do it.